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Your Responsibilities as an Employee


The laws enforced by EEOC provide three basic guidelines for you to follow as an employee:

Don't Discriminate

You should not treat your co-workers unfairly or harass them because of their race, skin color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation) religion, disability, age (age 40 or older) or genetic information. For example, you should not tell sexual or racial jokes at work or tease people because they are different from you.

Report Discrimination

You should tell your company about any unfair treatment or harassment. Find out if your company has a policy on discrimination that specifies who you should contact about these issues.

Request Workplace Changes

You have a responsibility to tell your company if you need a workplace change because of your religious beliefs,  disability, or pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions. Your request does not have to be in writing, but you must provide enough information so your company can determine how to help you.